WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Store robbery; stolen ‘rare’ burgundy van (found)

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports this morning:

STORE ROBBERY: Two men held up the Junction 7-11 early today, according to a preliminary summary filed by police. It says the robbers entered, then “milled around the store momentarily and then went behind the counter, where they confronted the lone store clerk. One (robber) held a small black handgun to the clerk’s back while the other demanded that he open the cash registers. The clerk complied and both registers were then emptied. The (robbers) also took cigarettes and lighters and then fled on foot.” A K-9 team helped search but the track ended in the alley behind the store. The robbers were described as Black, in their 20s, all-black clothing, black masks, and gloves.

STOLEN VAN: Be on the lookout for this van:

It’s a pretty rare burgundy color 1997 Chevy Astro and even more rare with a 5” lift and Jeep Wrangler wheels. It had a full tank of gas so probably long gone but who knows. Stolen 4/21/21. License plate BQV2561. Since it went missing, it has been seen on 42nd near Thriftway and in the parking lot at Fairmount Park Elementary. Please keep an eye out and call 911 (then) email me. gershon@est.org

UPDATE: Found where two commenters spotted it! The big gray rooftop cargo box is still missing, though.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Store robbery; stolen 'rare' burgundy van (found)"

  • KayK April 25, 2021 (12:13 pm)

    There’s one like it sans plates and the cargo carrier on 11thSW just south of Holden.

  • ~Hockeywitch~ April 25, 2021 (2:21 pm)

    Is the robbery what was going on this morning around 2-3 am? I was woke up by a bunch of police sirens heading North on 35th..

    • WSB April 25, 2021 (2:53 pm)

      I don’t have an exact time. The police summary was timestamped in the 4 am hour, and I hadn’t heard anything before going off watch at 1:10 am (earlier than usual), so sometime between …

  • AG April 25, 2021 (3:14 pm)

    Still there on 11th SW between Holden and Portland. 

    • wssz April 25, 2021 (4:15 pm)

      AG, The owner of the missing van asked that we call 911 (then) email him at gershon@est.org if we think we see it..

  • WSB April 26, 2021 (12:22 am)

    Good news – that was the stolen van! Recovered. But the gray rooftop cargo box is still missing – let the OP know if you find it somewhere. – TR

  • DFish April 27, 2021 (10:40 pm)

    A gray cargo box and seats were dumped at the north entrance to the westcrest dog park off Cloverdale. Not sure if they are still there.

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